Nigeria’s rail modernisation effort is driving change in real estate as stressed out Lagosians look to live beyond expensive housing in ... the commercial capital. If this is combined with serious industrial growth along transport corridors, it could flip decades of Lagos-centric growth.
No one is underestimating the potential of the next wave – interlocking trade, digital money and communications. Certainly not the Chinese, whose technology, communications and finance companies are heavily invested.
Blockchain and cryptocurrency analyst Michael Kimani, doodling on a napkin one day, sketched out the penetration of Chinese companies into East Africa’s mobile internet stack.